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How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies

How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies | Education and Training | Scoop.it

We can be tactical in our schooling. The traditional advice on learning has been to “study hard,” in a quiet place and with the same routine, yet that doesn’t say much about what to specifically do. But pupils today can change the way they study to exploit the brain’s quirky learning processes, using the strategies revealed by memory and learning research. While that science is still maturing, “it’s at a place now where it can give you a specific tactical plan,” Carey said. ".


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Kent Kessler's curator insight, April 2, 2015 8:16 AM

i always like learning about learning

Steve Bavister's curator insight, April 3, 2015 5:33 AM
Nice set of tips here for studying more effectively
Jake Goulet's curator insight, April 15, 2015 11:35 AM

Figure out what strategies will help you expand your language knowledge!

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Rote learning is bad – and other myths about education

Rote learning is bad – and other myths about education | Education and Training | Scoop.it
The education system needs to produce 21st century learners, but what if we are going about achieving that in entirely the wrong way?

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 16, 2014 9:44 PM

I found two key points jumped out. First, myths are not always fictional. There is some truth, sometimes a lot, in a myth. With each succeeded generation, we have to figure out is what still makes sense in the story and what needs replacing. This leads to the second point which is that the present state of School is one of binaries and polarities. We are focused on either/or rather than the relational nature of what still works and what does not. Tradition is discarded in total and replaced with whatever the latest fad is.

 

We need more articles which make us think like heretics. The word heretic comes from the ancient Greek meaning "to be able to choose." Do we have choice to be able to choose?

Gina Paschalidou's curator insight, July 17, 2014 1:58 AM

D. Christodoulou's '7 myths about education' book debunks common 21st century ideas about education.

The 7 myths are:

Facts prevent understanding.

Teacher-led instruction is passive.

The 21st century fundamentally changes everything.

You can always just look it up.

You should teach transferable skills.

Projects and activities are the best way to learn. 

Teaching knowledge is indoctrination. 

 

 

 

Mike Clare's curator insight, July 17, 2014 9:07 AM

This article is thought provoking,  what should we keep from the past and what new approaches should we embrace?  Makes for an interesting discussion.

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The Future of Learning: Compelling, Customized, Connected & Competency-Based

The Future of Learning: Compelling, Customized, Connected & Competency-Based | Education and Training | Scoop.it
There is an emerging opportunity to boost student achievement and improve working for teachers here in the U.S--and a huge opportunity to expand access to quality learning to every young person on earth.

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Lisa Marie Blaschke's curator insight, June 15, 2014 2:34 AM

Compelling, customized (I like personalized better, but it's not a "C")' connected, and competency-based lea earning will all be a part of the future of learning. And as learners become more independent and are given an environment that supports freedom of exploration, they will also become more self-determined. Sounds like Heutagogy!

Betty Skeet's curator insight, June 15, 2014 7:54 AM

Expanding access to quality learning...for every young person on earth?

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 15, 2014 1:22 PM

Thx to Gust Mees

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How Transparency Can Transform School Culture

How Transparency Can Transform School Culture | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Leaders who demonstrate a continual desire to learn and connect whenever possible help set a precedence of transparency and innovation in a school's culture.

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, May 19, 2014 2:08 PM

How Transparency Can Transform School Culture

ANA's curator insight, May 20, 2014 6:29 AM

La transparencia transforma la escuela y muchas cosas más

Sana Sakale's curator insight, May 20, 2014 12:58 PM

Why it is important to nurture a culture of transparency in schools

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Curious learning | Learning with 'e's

Curious learning | Learning with 'e's | Education and Training | Scoop.it

Sometimes it is as simple as changing the format of a lesson, or altering the layout of a classroom. Sometimes it is to introduce a new approach or problem where students need to take an alternative role. I often create chaos and uncertainty in my lessons. People are not comfortable with this, and will do anything to resolve it into something meaningful. The answer is always, always keep them guessing - and then send them out confused, if you have to.



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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 4, 2014 8:32 AM

The solution for engaging children and sustaining their curiosity is to engineer situations where they will be challenged, surprised and yes - kept in a constant state of suspense.

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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, May 5, 2014 9:22 PM

Aprendizaje curioso.

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How To Inspire the Next Generation of Creative Thinkers and Innovators

How To Inspire the Next Generation of Creative Thinkers and Innovators | Education and Training | Scoop.it

"What insights would you gain if you asked 13 innovators (architects, artists, engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs and a media savvy baker) what they would urge educators and parents to do to best develop the next generation of innovators and creative thinkers?"


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 11, 2014 9:12 PM

This post shares 12 insights from a variety of innovators. What are some of their ideas? (Ideas below quoted from the post)

* Realize that Out of School time tends to be more inspiring and powerful ...

* Provide unique Experiences that surprise and allow children to see things from new perspectives...

* Refining the skill of Asking Questions is the fuel that ignites innovators...

The post includes some sharing of how innovators explored in their own unique ways as children. You will also find one short video of an innovator sharing their story as well as a link to eleven videos from the conference Innovators to Educators. This post may bring some fresh ideas to use with students of all ages.

Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, March 12, 2014 3:15 AM

13 innovators (architects, artists, engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs and a media savvy baker)  urge educators and parents to help develop the next generation of innovators and creative thinkers?"

Dr Pam Hill's curator insight, March 13, 2014 8:54 AM

Race to the Top demands that we prepare learners to be innovative creators. Wouldn't it be fabulous to have this type of training happening in PD and classrooms?

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Ten Tips for Engaging Underperforming Students - Edutopia

Ten Tips for Engaging Underperforming Students - Edutopia | Education and Training | Scoop.it

"Guided by research, educators at Cochrane Collegiate have homed in on ten top teaching methods, and teachers receive weekly PD to help them implement the practices."

 


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Jeanne Munoz's curator insight, March 11, 2014 11:37 AM

Research-based pedagogy for instruction.

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Here's Why Teachers Should Not be Digital Dinosaurs in 2014

Here's Why Teachers Should Not be Digital Dinosaurs in 2014 | Education and Training | Scoop.it
This year, I won’t tell you what EdTech Apps you should use, or what social platforms you should be on, or the gadgets you should choose. Let 2014 be the year when online teachers set a trend for other teachers to follow!

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 3, 2014 2:26 PM

 

Well said ;)

 

Inge Quets's curator insight, January 4, 2014 6:58 AM

If you're a digital dinosaur: be true about it - youngsters will see right through you if you pretend to be something you're not ...

And learn from and with them!

Maddison Halliday's curator insight, October 17, 2014 11:26 PM

A little funny comic along with an article on why teachers should be technologically advanced in today's society. Using technology is key in education TODAY.

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Improve Your Learning: The 5 Most Effective Learning Strategies

Improve Your Learning: The 5 Most Effective Learning Strategies | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Learning how you learn is one of the most essential skills that a student can master. The issue with that is all students simply don’t learn the same way.

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Our Educational Leaders Must Get Aggressive With Technology

Our Educational Leaders Must Get Aggressive With Technology | Education and Training | Scoop.it

Technology and social media continue to dramatically change the way we live and work. Social media in particular can be a great equalizer by enabling job seekers to connect with influencers outside of traditional offline social networks. Given its importance, why isn't this technology playing a stronger role in the curricula of our schools? For an insider's view, I spoke with PJ Caposey, principal and assistant superintendent at Stillman Valley schools in rural Illinois. PJ is the author of Teach Smart and winner of the 2013 Outstanding Young Educator Award.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 20, 2013 12:51 PM

 

A MUST read!!!

 

Sridevi Parthasarathy's curator insight, November 20, 2013 11:43 PM

The most powerful thought this article provokes, is the need to empower children to feel independent and take pride in their ideas. Education is no longer about a tedious transfer of information but facilitating innovation in learning and debating differences. This will call for  a radical change in the way we view our education system, especially in India. We claim to mimic the traditional Gurukul system  which called for experiencing life while learning from it; but we go against every construct of experience and believe that recall of knowledge is way to suceed. The Social Media could contribute greatly in this process of debate, as long as we put in regulators to help people focus.

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The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know

The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know | Education and Training | Scoop.it

As education continues to evolve, adding in new trends, technologies, standards, and 21st century thinking habits, there is one constant that doesn’t change.


The human brain.


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The Future of Learning, Networked Society - Ericsson

The Future of Learning, Networked Society - Ericsson | Education and Training | Scoop.it

"Can ICT redefine the way we learn in the Networked Society? Technology has enabled us to interact, innovate and share in whole new ways. This dynamic shift in mindset is creating profound change throughout our society. The Future of Learning looks at one part of that change, the potential to redefine how we learn and educate. Watch as we talk with world renowned experts and educators about its potential to shift away from traditional methods of learning based on memorization and repetition to more holistic approaches that focus on individual students' needs and self expression."


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Jeroen Bottema's curator insight, September 17, 2013 3:12 AM

"Can ICT redefine the way we learn in the Networked Society? Technology has enabled us to interact, innovate and share in whole new ways. This dynamic shift in mindset is creating profound change throughout our society. The Future of Learning looks at one part of that change, the potential to redefine how we learn and educate. Watch as we talk with world renowned experts and educators about its potential to shift away from traditional methods of learning based on memorization and repetition to more holistic approaches that focus on individual students' needs and self expression."

Bart van Maanen's curator insight, September 17, 2013 6:34 AM

Maakt de ICT revolutie van ieder kind een Montessori leerling?

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 17, 2013 11:51 AM

Context, as Gregory Bateson pointed out, is the important idea.

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Ten Disciplines of a Learner: Learning vs Mastery

Ten Disciplines of a Learner: Learning vs Mastery | Education and Training | Scoop.it

Ten Disciplines of a Learner
We decided to continue the conversation on this topic at a faculty meeting. Several meetings later we had a new report card. We decided to give two grades and average them—one for “Learning,” the other for “Mastery.”

Sara might get an “F” in mastery and an “A” in learning, culminating in a “C” for the course. To be rigorous we picked ten observable behaviors and named them “Disciplines of a Learner:”

 


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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, March 21, 2015 9:01 AM

Mastery versus Learning - Lots of thought provoking ideas here...

Nancy Jones's curator insight, March 21, 2015 9:57 AM

Love this examination of 'Disciplines of a Learner" that clearly distinguishes between master and learning. I think we should demonstrate greater value to the lifelong skill of learning .

Carv Wilson's curator insight, March 21, 2015 10:01 AM

Like the questions.

 

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Glassdoor Survey: Employees Want More Training Programs, Not Degrees

Glassdoor Survey: Employees Want More Training Programs, Not Degrees | Education and Training | Scoop.it

Recently, a number of analysts and editorialists have attempted to tackle the much-debated question: are degrees and advanced degrees worth it? 

 

With the jury still out, Glassdoor and market research firm Harris Interactive asked nearly 1,000 U.S. employees about their own opinions on the value of higher education.

 

 

A large majority of respondents--82 percent--said that their undergraduate degree has, indeed, helped to boost their career. However, when it comes to further acquiring the skills they need for their job, 72 percent of employees said they value specialized training over earning a degree.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 3, 2014 6:51 PM

Employees responding to a Glassdoor survey said they believe they're more likely to advance with greater skills and experience.

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A large majority of respondents--82 percent--said that their undergraduate degree has, indeed, helped to boost their career. However, when it comes to further acquiring the skills they need for their job, 72 percent of employees said they value specialized training over earning a degree.

 

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Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students

Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students | Education and Training | Scoop.it
As education grows and changes educators have the opportunity to change the way they envision their roles and their classrooms.

 

Jobs in education, Pink said in a recent interview, are all about moving other people, changing their behavior, like getting kids to pay attention in class; getting teens to understand they need to look at their future and to therefore study harder.

 

At the center of all this persuasion is selling: educators are sellers of ideas.


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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, May 21, 2014 2:37 PM

The author of Drive talks about how to use these theories in education! 

Allan Shaw's curator insight, May 21, 2014 6:04 PM

'One of the big topics Pink tackles in his current book is the idea of moving from transactions to transcendence — to making something personal. That’s the best way to “sell” students on what they’re learning, Pink maintains. This has been a recurring theme in education: connecting what’s taught in classrooms to students’ personal lives. But, as evidenced by current school dynamics, that’s not the way the tide is moving.

“Most of our education is heavily, heavily, heavily standardized,” Pink said. ... The idea that you treat everybody the same way is foolish, and yet the headwinds in education are very much toward routines, right answer, standardization.”

Why is it moving this way? One of the reasons, Pink said, is the “appalling” absence of leadership on this issue. “One of the things that I see as an outsider is that so much of education policy seems designed for the convenience of adults rather than the education of children,” he said.... "Why do we have standardized testing? Because it’s unbelievably cheap. If you want to give real evaluations to kids, they have to be personalized, tailored to the kids, at the unit of one. Standardized testing: totally easy, totally cheap, and scales. Convenient for politicians and taxpayers.”

cioccas's curator insight, May 21, 2014 6:07 PM

Think a lot of this is relevant to teaching language to adults too - supporting autonomy, etc.

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Lectures Aren't Just Boring, They're Ineffective, Too, Study Finds

Lectures Aren't Just Boring, They're Ineffective, Too, Study Finds | Education and Training | Scoop.it
"Active learning" boosts grades, reduces failure rates in undergraduate STEM classes, concludes major review

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Volkmar Langer's curator insight, May 15, 2014 3:40 AM

Definitely a must read!

Julie Bourguignon's curator insight, May 15, 2014 4:37 AM

A bold statement...

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, May 30, 2014 4:33 AM

aulas expositivas nao sao apenas chatas, sao ineficientes para aprendizagem também...

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'An Industry of Mediocrity': Study Criticizes Teacher-Education Programs

'An Industry of Mediocrity': Study Criticizes Teacher-Education Programs | Education and Training | Scoop.it
The effort to rank programs, by the National Council on Teacher Quality and "U.S. News & World Report," has been controversial since it started, in 2011.

 

Colleges of education are "an industry of mediocrity" that churns out unprepared teachers to work in the nation's elementary and secondary schools, according to a highly anticipated report.

 

The report, "Teacher Prep Review," describes the findings of a controversial effort to rate the quality of programs at 1,130 institutions nationwide that prepare about 99 percent of the nation's traditionally trained teachers.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 29, 2014 10:31 PM


When following on Social Media Twitter, I must agree to that :(((


Gilda Macedo's curator insight, March 29, 2014 11:00 PM

Se faz necessário criar estratégias de avaliação dos cursos oferecidos  e em contrapartida  avaliar as instituições de ensino seu currículo e programas de formação docente; 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 29, 2014 11:43 PM

This is one of those issues that feeds back and forth on itself. Colleges of education are an industry of mediocrity, but so is K-12 education. There is a total absence of leadership at the political and bureaucratic levels.

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The Thinker Behind “Grit” Says Teachers Need Grit, Too

The Thinker Behind “Grit” Says Teachers Need Grit, Too | Education and Training | Scoop.it

 

What is it that sets people with grit apart? Robertson-Craft and Duckworth describe their key characteristic this way: “Gritty individuals work  diligently towards very challenging, long-term goals, sustaining commitment when confronted with setbacks and adversity.”

 

That sounds like a quality that would be immensely useful in teaching—and many other professions.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 11, 2014 7:35 PM


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Grit


Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 12, 2014 12:26 AM

Without resiliency, without grit, we cannot recover and move forward learning from mistakes. Teachers need grit. The very work we do calls on us to be resilient and lead students with our words and actions when we make a mistake.

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The Hidden Barrier To Learning And What You Can Do About It

The Hidden Barrier To Learning And What You Can Do About It | Education and Training | Scoop.it
There is a hidden barrier that prevents people from learning - emotions. Instructional designers that fail to take into account the emotional barriers learners face will find their courses met with resistance. It’s important to account for emotions in the design process.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 2, 2014 12:26 PM


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Emotional-Intelligence


Mikko Hakala's curator insight, February 3, 2014 2:15 AM

Three aspects to consider to lower emotional barriers in e-learning: 

1. Proper expectations

2. Gamification

3. Idea of the benefits

Anna-Liisa Hayward's curator insight, February 3, 2014 10:33 AM

This article looks at the role of emotions in learning and their effect on motivation on e-learning. It could equally be applied to learning in general, a useful little summary. 

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Education Should Be About Preparing for Tomorrow

Education Should Be About Preparing for Tomorrow | Education and Training | Scoop.it
We need to have higher expectations for ourselves as educators, parents, and policymakers; and we need to have higher expectations for our students -- they will meet the bar wherever it is set.

 

To address this challenge we must revolutionize what we teach, how we teach and how we measure the results. Fundamental and rapid change is necessary -- now, not sometime in the future. Solving our nation's education crisis will take commitment and investment in proven approaches to project-based learning. 

 


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Ana Magno's curator insight, December 30, 2013 6:37 PM

Senti na pele o que me faltou na educação que recebi. Desejo que as coisas mudem e que os alunos de hoje saiam das escolas realmente preparados para enfrentar o futuro.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 2, 2014 12:14 PM

We have to educate in ways today that prepare students and teachers for the world they live now and tomorrow. We seem to lack the will and the leadership. We have talking head syndrome. The best job an educator could have is to be in the classroom, not be a principal.

Annie M Herbert's curator insight, January 9, 2014 2:27 PM

While short, it is a great motivational piece to read.  The project-based learning is the way of the new Science standards too.

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Neuromyths Busting and Education

Neuromyths Busting and Education | Education and Training | Scoop.it
The OECD's Brain and Learning project (2002) emphasized that many misconceptions about the brain exist among professionals in the field of education. Though these so-called "neuromyths" are loosely...

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Anne Egros's curator insight, November 25, 2013 9:39 AM

Many misconceptions about the brain exist among professionals in the field of education. These so-called “neuromyths” are loosely based on scientific facts and may have adverse effects on educational practice.

 

Still, there are some powerful insights emerging from brain science that speak directly to how we teach in the classroom: learning experiences do help the brain grow, emotional safety does influence learning, and making lessons relevant can help information stick.


The trick is separating the meat from the marketing.

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Why I Am Dropping Out of Administration

Why I Am Dropping Out of Administration | Education and Training | Scoop.it

"I've come to several conclusions about working in administration:

      

Leading faculty members is not at all like running a business. It's about creating an atmosphere that allows faculty members to accomplish their goals and dreams. Some administrators fail to understand that.   Some faculty members are simply hard-wired to disagree with administrators. ..

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Depending on what your administrative job is, you might be spending most of your time dealing with complaints. ...    As an administrator, you're never truly off duty. ...     While people often seek administrative posts because they see themselves as leaders, much of the day-to-day job is not really about leading. Instead, it is often about signing documents, approving travel requests, vetting adjuncts, writing evaluations, sending thank-you notes, creating committees. ...     Oddly, some administrative work is unavailable once you become an administrator. ... As a full-time administrator, however, I don't sit on any "faculty" committees. It seems a little ironic to me that once I step down from administration, I'll be eligible to do more committee work at the university level than I can do now.     The work of administration can be lonely."


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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, November 20, 2013 9:22 AM

Complex.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, November 20, 2013 11:10 AM

This higher education focused post has relevance to anyone in a professional position who considers or has been in an administrative role.    

The role of a department or shared services business manager may be highlighted by the author's view that it isn't like running a business.  With higher education pressures today, that could be a serious omission.  ~  Deb

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Why Do Teachers Quit?

Why Do Teachers Quit? | Education and Training | Scoop.it
And why do they stay?

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 21, 2013 4:21 PM

A lack of respect is a substantial reason. I left because of it and many others stay despite it. It is not a lack of respect from students and parents. It is from colleagues and administrators.